Public school education is the foundation for a harmonious and prosperous society. Unfortunately, public school teachers pay for classroom supplies and educational material with their own money because of school budget reductions. The Buddhist Church of Florin supports public school teachers by offering a monetary grant for classroom supplies and education materials; and if necessary, for Personal Protection supplies and equipment.
To be eligible for the Kikuyo and Kinjiro Nakatani Public School Teacher Grant, you must be a full-time public school teacher in Kindergarten through 12th grade; and a member of the Buddhist Church of Florin (church membership dues are paid and current).
Contact Walter Menda ([email protected]) for a Kikuyo and Kinjiro Nakatani Public School Teacher Grant Application. Applications are being accepted on an ongoing basis.
How to become a member of the Buddhist Church of Florin? If you are married, please join under the couple/family category or if single, the adult single category. Contact Walter Menda for a Church Membership Form.
The Buddhist Church of Florin’s Kikuyo and Kinjiro Nakatani Scholarship program offers academic financial assistance to our church members’ high school and college students with multiple scholarships annually.
Graduating high school students who will be attending full time and/or students attending an accredited college, university or vocational school full time may apply for the scholarships. The student’s parent(s) or student must be a member of the Buddhist Church of Florin to be eligible for the scholarships.
The evaluation criteria will be:
- Active involvement in church, community and school activities
- Scholastic achievement
- In-person interview
Church Member Parents-Please encourage your children to apply for the Buddhist Church of Florin’s Kikuyo and Kinjiro Nakatani Scholarships. Applications will be available from the Nakatani Scholarship Chairperson, Walter Menda ([email protected]), or Florin Dharma School Superintendent and YBA advisors in January.
Application Deadline: Applications must be received by the Nakatani Scholarship Chairperson by midnight, April 1.
Please see the Buddhist Church of Florin’s monthly Newsletters in January through March for additional information.